Agroforestry systems - A smart alternative to tackle climate change in the island of Santo Antão


The initiative focuses on solving two key issues that strongly condition agricultural productivity in Cape Verde: the reduction of organic matter in the soil and the unavailability of water for agricultural purposes, which in turn have an effect on food and nutritional security for rural populations.


The creation of agroforestry systems in experimental fields to promote intelligent food production systems for the climate of Cape Verde.

Expected Results: 
  • Innovative agroecological techniques are adopted by farmers through experimental fields.

  • Water for agriculture is available and its use is efficient and increased.

  • Farmers’ capacities are strengthened through specific training actions that provide participants with practical knowledge about their agroecosystems and the techniques that will be implemented in the experimental fields.

  • Capitalisation and sharing of project results is carried out.

Financial Partners: 
European Union
Technical Partners: 
CILSSExpertise FranceCommunauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Wednesday, 31 March, 2021 to Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Member Countries: